In 2014, the Blanský les Protected Landscape Area (PLA) has celebrated 25 years since its establishment. Only a few other South Bohemian landscapes became so often a theme of arts during 250 years of landscape painting. The topic is elaborated by authors from the Blanský les PLA Administration.
A fen within the Loučeňské rybníčky Site of European Importance (pursuant the Czech Republic´s legislation, the term for a Site of Community Importance, SCI under the European Union’s Habitats Directive) is one of the most important fens in the Czech Republic. Moreover, in 2004, the site in Central Bohemia was dramatically ameliorated severely damaging habitats valuable there. Fortunately, funds for restoring the site have been recently raised. For more details, see the article by Záboj Hrázský and Filip Lysák.
Dead plant decomposition and decay are vital processes in nature. Main drivers directly or indirectly influencing decomposition commonly include human activities, inter alia downhill skiing, as presented by Miroslav Zeidler and Marek Banaš.
Mt. Sněžka, the highest peak in the Czech Republic, perfectly reflects social trends of various periods. Jiří Bašta highlights that Mt. Sněžka has been recently most often mentioned due to recent replacing a chairlift by a cable car.